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Kristin Booker • June 24, 2013

Style Remix: Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

So, here I am, ready to start dating again. I’ve been out of commission for a really long time. It took me four years to get out of hiding, and almost a decade to unearth myself from hiding behind packages of snack food and vats of wine. Essentially, I was hiding. I was avoiding the chance of someone tearing my heart away from me again. But that time has passed and I’m ready. I’m not hiding anymore.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

 

I kept thinking, maybe sometime soon. Maybe I’ll just throw my hat in the ring online and see what happens. And so I did. And now I have a date…or three. Which means that I’ve not only got to show off the emotional goods, but the physical ones as well. When I put some thought to it, this is the look I think I might rock at one of them.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

At the end of the day, it’s just coffee, but to me it means so much more. It means that the period I thought would never end, that period of being sad and losing sleep over the disintegration of something that was never really wonderful to begin with, has come to an end. I’d like to start this one in a relaxed state. If I could wear pajamas on a date, I would. And so, this is about as close to pajamas as I can get without actually showing up in a Snuggie with a bowl of popcorn.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

 

So, this is how I’m dressing for a summer coffee date. The necklace is a special piece: it’s a handcrafted gift from a dear friend, designer Angelo Lambrou, who told me someday I would feel powerful enough to wear it. Today’s the day.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Watch out, world. It’s on.

What I’m wearing: C & C California Cashmere Blend Dolman Sweater, Bar III Printed Shorts (no longer available, similar styles available from Macy’s here), Jimmy Choo Abel Degrade Suede-Metallic Pump in Nude, handmade necklace from Africa, CC Skye Pyramid bracelet (no longer available, similar styles here), vintage gold bangles, Alexis Bittar Ophelia Vine ring, Juicy Couture Pave Teardrop Orbital Earrings, COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss in Constant Caribbean

 

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3 Responses to Style Remix: Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast

  1. april says:

    I wish I could just have you buy two of everything you buy for yourself! One for you; one for me 🙂 I love your style but what I love more is how you’re sharing this journey you’re on. It’s inspiring to see how you are embracing life, love and yourself so beautifully and honestly. This is what “style” really should be all about — an extension of feeling great, and of expressing one’s self.

  2. nice outfit! I really like the shorts and the shoes!

  3. Tianna says:

    super cute outfit!

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